Last week when the timer went off telling me the first batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies was done, I went to the “gadget drawer” for my favorite metal spatula.
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto last week of SB 1062 — a controversial “religious freedom” bill few Americans read and even fewer understood — may well have been a defining moment in the history of gay rights in America.
I last stepped on stage more than 15 years ago.
In matters cultural, California has always been America’s petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the “Daddy Party,” all about military security and self-reliance; Democrats were the “Mommy Party,” all about health, education and nurturing.
President Obama’s new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — “My Brother’s Keeper” — is cause for cheer.
Frequently, statistics are used to define us but rarely do they tell the whole story. There are so many events and circumstances in life that influence the statistics we are labeled with. The great thing about stats, though, is that they can be changed. We have the power to make them better. For me, it is all about our attitude and taking personal ownership today.
We’ve heard much about the Republican war on women. Exhaustingly.
In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. “Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely over the next quarter-century,” the Hart-Rudman Commission said. “In the face of this threat, our nation has no coherent or integrated governmental structures.” We added: “Congress should rationalize its current committee structure so that it best serves U.S. national security objectives.”
Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.
If you’re a woman and you vote, prepare to become very popular.
It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.
One of my favorite moments during the 2012 Republican presidential contest came when Ron Paul, fresh from his strong showing in Iowa, triumphantly told his supporters: “We’re all Austrians now!”
I was recently asked, “What five things would you want everyone to know, and remember, about the Port of Grays Harbor?” When you are talking business development the answer is quick and easy — strategic location, access to quality transportation, great workforce, room to grow and proven track record of success. But when you are talking big picture, my answers are more in tune with common misunderstandings about the Port.
From now on, it’s the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah House.